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Don's Lighthouse Grille

4.6
883 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Don"s Lighthouse is located along Cleveland's scenic lakefront seven minutes from downtown's sports, theater and concert districts. Situated in a landmark building, Don's offers the freshest seafood, steaks,and chops and is a premier dining spot in Northeast Ohio.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(216) 961-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Mokry
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clifton
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Parking details
Private lot with complimentary valet parking Monday-Friday for lunch and Friday-Saturday evenings
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 883 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Don's Lighthouse Grille continues to please with every visit. While the menu is heavy with excellent seafood choices, there are enough other choices to please everyone. Because there are tree distinct dining areas, bar seating, a dining room with a cathedral ceiling and a room beyond that, the noise level makes conversation pleasant. Service is always attentive. Good range of wine choices. Weekly specials are attractive. A solid choice!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The dining room was quite empty but we were seated directly next to a table that was very close (one of the people at the other table had to move their chair so we could get to our table) where we could hear their whole conversation. That really put a damper on things and we probably should have asked for another table. The food was good, but not great, especially for the cost of the dinners. The waitress was attentive and the view was nice.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

service was remarkable, seafood was awesome. my sons steak was a little dry and for dessert the cheesecake was mediocre. we liked everything about the restaurant and definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have several nice places to dine; however, for any special occasion, Don's Lighthouse is the place to go for a great meal and outstanding service. The gal that took care of us on Saturday has always gone above and beyond in making the evening special. The food is great, but making the evening special took her talents and attitude.

Dale/Carol Sherry

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had an amazing dinner. This was my first time dining here and also my girlfriends birthday dinner . Our experience was definitely well above what could have been expected.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Nice cozy place for a nice quiet intimate dinner.... Server was very friendly and attentive !!!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Are table was available for our reservation. Appetizers and drinks were great. The filet and scampi was cooked perfectly! We will be back!!!

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was great, but the poor service by our waiter made my friend’s Birthday dinner a flop. It took quite awhile for our waiter to greet us and when we were ready to order, he walked over and said “I have to do something else, so I’ll come back when I’m free”- very rude! My friend’s steak was cooked well-done instead of medium and when the manger walked by, he was kind enough to replace it (he was extremely helpful); however, our waiter was clearly upset that we spoke to his manger. Lastly, the creme puff was completely frozen in the middle and when we tried telling the waiter, he was just too busy to stop by and help. I think our overall experience would have been much better if we had a different server but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We met a friend for Happy Hour. Wine, Don's Manhattan, and other drinks were excellent. Happy Hour menu was tasty. Mussels were terrific, crab cakes were small. Our server Mary was very attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We believe service is of the utmost importance and Mary went over and above. All and all, the three of us had a delightful time and enjoyed the food and beverages. Thanks again to Mary. We will be back...

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My husbands Portuguese stew was not good ,soft shell crabs had much breading on them,
My Steak Oscar was very tough

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was my first visit. I enjoyed the wine, service and the meal I chose. I will visit again and tell friends about my service.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Awesome food, amazing service. Don’s never disappoints my dinner club!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was excellent. It was a bit noisy due to a couple of large parties. We were celebrating a special occasion (my daughter's college graduation). I thought they might have given her a dessert or something or at least acknowledged it since I put it on my reservation. Overall, a very nice place!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great atmosphere and service! Wonderful food!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Don’s has been around for years and thrives on its good reputation for fresh seafood and great service. While the decor seems a bit tired, service and food quality were excellent. My walleye and our daughter’s grouper were prepared flawlessly and tasted delicious. My wife’s halibut was also tasty, if a bit over cooked. Baked brie appetizer and salads were very nice. Overall we would be happy to go back to Don’s to try some of their other dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was our Anniversary and we dine there several times a year. Love the food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Best darn rainbow trout with stuffed goodies. The sauce complimented the dish. I felt like a winner from start until the end of dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always enjoy your establishment.
Our server was excellent and so was dinner.
Ha! I see below this window one that says "Upload Photos" ...
We are of a certain age and prefer to eat our food rather than take a picture of it.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent as usual! Portuguese Seafood Stew was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

took my boyfriend on a date for his birthday I’ve been there before but it was his first time needless to say he loves it the food was good can’t remember her name but our server was very nice and the dresset was awesome as well I definitely recommend this place to anyone

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We're frequent diners at Don's. Have recently written a couple of very positive reviews. This visit was up to the same high standards. We are never disappointed with the food, the service or the ambiance. Great location for a pre-Playhouse Square show dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We generally save Don’s Lighthouse for special occasions like Mother’s Day and New Year’s Day. However, their happy hour menu is a great deal and the food is just as good as their main menu.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great historic building, atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Beautiful food presentation. The place for seafood. AND a terrific Vegan Tofu Stir Fry that was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a wonderful special diner close to home . service was wonderful and the food exceptional and to know the history of it as well a very special evening

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My wife took me there for my birthday and from start to finish the food and service was fantastic. They made my day very special.Great job😁

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

manager gave us the apps because it took a little longer to get them and free dessert for our anniversary. Will come back soon, thanks. Love the fact that they take time between courses and allow us to talk and relax. Great job!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We always enjoy the Fishmarket salad and the Lobster Bisque. We come back in the fall for the Taste of New England. Always a favorite for birthdays too.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Mine was delicious

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very good food and wine selection. The service was quick and very friendly.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very accommodating. Good food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Consistently outstanding food with service to match.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Had the surf and turf special. Was delicious. Steak was tender and lobster was flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Whenever I eat at Don’s, it is always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time ever here. The service was excellent and well paced to enjoy conversation with friends.
Had the house wine which was good. Soup and meals were perfectly prepared and delicious.
The only knock I have is the restrooms really need updated. Not a pleasant odor in the men’s room and was the only negative.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My husband and I had a great last minute dinner at Don’s ... I had the Portuguese seafood stew and he had the walleye... I LOVED the seafood stew and he enjoyed his walleye. Drinks were good and our waitress was very attentive. Looking forward to another dinner at Don’s when we can also enjoy a nice sunset over the lake.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We were seated promptly upon arrival and enjoyed the wine list. The appetizer sampler was great and our entrees (Faroe Island Salmon and Rainbow Trout - see photo) were also excellent. We were apparently there earlier than some of the wait staff as we had to ask to have our water glasses refilled. Later in the meal, this wasn't an issue as attendants came on shift.
Desserts were yummy although the creme brulee was in a deep ramekin and was still chilly at the bottom.
Overall, very good experience. Will surely visit again and recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

It was our anniversary , we were so happy with our choice, we didn’t want a chain restaurant and we were visiting Cleveland area, Don’s Lighthouse was perfect. Carol was patient with us and helpful in deciding what to order. Next time we are in the area we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Haven’t been there in 40 years and it was still as great as it was then. The food was fabulous. The service was great. Can’t wait to go again.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food & service excellent. The man seating our group was especially rude to me. I got there a bit early to change the number of people from 6 to 7. He was very unpleasant and said I should have called first. I will not be going back there ever.

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